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Canaries in new measure to promote national tourism 

The Canary Islands proposes an agreement of guarantees of sanitary reciprocity between regions to boost national tourism;

Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce of the Government
of the Canary Islands, Yaiza Castilla, proposed this morning at the Tourism
Sector Conference chaired by the Secretary of State Isabel María Oliver
Sagreras and with representation of the heads of tourism of the different
autonomous communities, an agreement of guarantees of sanitary reciprocity
between the different Spanish regions in order to promote national tourism.

The proposal submitted to this sector by the Canarian
councilor means the different tourism departments of the autonomous communities
will be urged to carry out coronavirus tests on their respective residents before
taking a trip to another region to enjoy a vacation .

Castilla considers that it is essential to minimise the
risks through the establishment of the appropriate protocols in the different
elements of the tourist value chain, but also reciprocity on the part of the
originating places in terms of reducing the risk of transmission of the disease
by their citizens before starting a vacation in another area of ​​the country.

This measure would help “encourage national tourism,
fight the fear of contagion that slows down the demand for travel, as well as
the fear of regions to receive visitors.” In additiom, she added that
“we can send from Spain to the rest of the world an image of good work as
it has always characterized us as a first-rate destination”,

Yaiza Castilla also took advantage of the meeting with the
Secretary of State for Tourism, Isabel María Oliver, to insist before the State
on the need to extend the ERTES to the Canary Islands at the end of the year,
given the Archipelago’s high dependence on tourism and the impossibility of
counting with another economic activity that supplies the same with sufficient
weight to maintain income and employment.

The Canarian representative in the state sector body also
showed the willingness to participate in health corridors with other regions of
Europe with an equivalent health situation, for which the establishment of
agreements between the member states is required. In this sense, Yaiza Castilla
will hold next Monday and Tuesday, June 1 and 2, two meetings with the
ambassadors of Germany and the United Kingdom in Spain to promote collaboration
agreements to guarantee these flows between regions and the corresponding
connectivity that makes it possible have some international tourism this
summer.